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NL East Standings

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28-15 6-4 W1
19-22 5-5 L1
19-22 5-5 W1
18-22 5-5 W1
14-28 3-7 W1

Top Pat Neshek News

  • Pat Neshek: Option declined by Phillies

    Neshek's $7 million club option for 2020 was declined by the Phillies on Thursday, making him a free agent, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    The 39-year-old was plagued by shoulder and hamstring injuries in 2019, which may have helped contribute to a 5.00 ERA over 20 appearances. It's unclear whether a team will take a chance on the right-hander after he only managed to log 42.1 innings over the past two seasons due to injuries.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Undergoes surgery

    Neshek underwent hamstring surgery Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Injuries have limited Neshek to just 32.1 innings over the last two seasons. Now 39 years old, there's a chance that the injuries drive him to retirement, though he's yet to indicate any plans in that direction. He recorded an ERA of 3.62 or below in seven straight seasons prior to 2019, posting ERAs below 2.00 in three of those campaigns, so he'll likely find work if he wants it.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Done for season

    Neshek (hamstring) will not pitch again this season, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

    The veteran right-hander was hoping to return at some point in September after receiving a PRP injection during the All-Star break, but the PRP shot did not the desired effect. He will head into the offseason as a 39-year-old free agent. Neshek had really good numbers in 2018 and will probably be able to find a major-league role if he decides to continue his career.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Season could be over

    Neshek (hamstring) may not return before the end of the season, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Neshek has been sidelined since mid-June with a balky hamstring. He received a PRP injection over the All-Star break, though it didn't have the desired effect. The veteran reliever is contemplating another injection or surgery, either of which would prematurely end his season.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Not making good progress

    Neshek's hamstring is not progressing, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

    Neshek has been out with a hamstring strain since mid-June. He received a PRP injection in mid-July, which apparently hasn't had the desired effect. The 38-year-old is considering another injection or surgery. The Phillies haven't officially ruled him out for the season, but he'd have to make some very rapid progress if he's to pitch before the end of September.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Receives PRP injection

    Neshek (hamstring) received a PRP injection and isn't expected to return until early or mid-September, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Neshek owns a 5.00 ERA in 18 innings in what has become an injury-filled age-38 season. He'll still have a chance to make an impact over the final few weeks of the regular season and potentially in the playoffs, should the Phillies qualify, but the timeline is tight enough that even a small setback will probably shut him down for the year.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Shifts to 60-day injured list

    Neshek (hamstring) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

    Neshek has been without a clear timeline since straining his hamstring in mid-June. He'll now be ineligible to return to action before August 19. The move creates space on the 40-man roster for the Phillies to select Rob Brantly's contract.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: No return timeline established

    Manager Gabe Kapler said Saturday that Neshek (hamstring) is without a timetable to return from the 10-day injured list, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    The Phillies should have a better feel for when Neshek might be ready to go once he's cleared to resume baseball activities, but Kapler's lack of optimistic comments about the situation suggests the veteran reliever could be sidelined through the All-Star break. Neshek missed nearly a month with rotator cuff inflammation before returning from the 10-day IL earlier this week, making only one appearance for the big club and then returning to the IL with a strained left hamstring.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Lands on IL

    Neshek (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    This was expected after Neshek suffered a left hamstring strain during Wednesday's doubleheader. The severity of the issue is not yet known, leaving the 38-year-old reliever without a return date. Ranger Suarez will replace Neshek on the roster and in the bullpen.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Likely heading to IL

    Neshek suffered a left hamstring strain Wednesday and is likely to be placed on the 10-day injured list, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Neshek was activated off the IL on Sunday and lasted only 11 pitches before sustaining a new injury in his first game back. The 28-year-old should be further evaluated Thursday to determine the severity of the injury.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Returns from injured list

    Neshek (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

    Neshek missed almost three weeks due to rotator cuff inflammation but makes his return for Sunday's series finale. The 38-year-old has a 4.67 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9:1 K:BB through 17.1 innings this season.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Could be back Sunday

    Neshek (shoulder) could return to action Sunday against the Braves, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Neshe has missed three weeks with rotator cuff inflammation. He hasn't made any rehab appearances but is apparently nearly ready to be activated from the 10-day injured list.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Could return during road trip

    Neshek (shoulder) could return from the 10-day injured list sometime over Philadelphia's upcoming road trip, which runs from June 14-20 Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

    Neshek has been on the shelf since May 25 due to rotator cuff inflammation, though he's expected to return to the club in mid-June if everything goes according to plan. It's unclear at this point whether he's resumed throwing off a mound, but the Phillies appear confident that the right-hander will be back within the next two weeks.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Out with rotator cuff inflammation

    Neshek (shoulder) was diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation after undergoing an MRI on Sunday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Neshek landed on the injured list Saturday with what was originally labeled a right shoulder strain, though the MRI narrowed the injury to his rotator cuff. There is no official timeline for his return at this point, but it appears the 38-year-old is facing an extended absence. The Phillies do expect Neshek to return this season.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Lands on IL

    Neshek was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right shoulder strain, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

    The injury had previously been labeled shoulder soreness, but a strain is more serious. There is no timetable for his return, but it would not be surprising if he missed most or all of June. J.D. Hammer was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Bound for injured list

    Neshek is expected to be placed on the 10-day injured list due to a sore right shoulder, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Neshek will head back to Philadelphia for further evaluation while the rest of the squad finishes off a weekend series in Milwaukee. A timetable for his return has yet to be established.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Knocked around by Cubs

    Neshek allowed three runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning Thursday against the Cubs, striking out two and allowing two home runs.

    Neshek was brought in with a five-run lead in the bottom of the seventh but came close to blowing it, allowing a two-run homer to Kyle Schwarber and a solo shot to Anthony Rizzo. It's hardly a surprise that both homers were hit by lefties, as Neshek is something of a righty specialist, with lefties owning a career .741 OPS against him compared to righties' .551 mark. The 38-year-old hasn't performed up to his usual standards this season, as his 4.67 ERA would be his highest mark since 2010 and his 12.0 percent strikeout rate would be the lowest mark of his career.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Earns third save

    Neshek allowed one hit in the ninth inning but held the Rockies scoreless to earn the save Sunday.

    Neshek was called upon in the ninth inning with Hector Neris having pitched both Friday and Saturday. He filled in well, allowing only a two-out single prior to closing out the game. While Neris appears to be the primary closer, Neshek now has three saves on the season, managing a 3.24 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with seven strikeouts across 16.2 innings.

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  • Phillies' Pat Neshek: Gets save against Brewers

    Neshek picked up a save against the Brewers on Monday, working around one hit to throw a scoreless ninth inning and preserve a 7-4 victory. He didn't record a walk or a strikeout.

    It was the second save of the season for the right-hander, who lowered his ERA to 3.68 through 14.2 innings. This was Neshek's first save since April 9, so he doesn't figure to see much more than the occasional save opportunity, even with David Robertson (elbow) set to remain on the injured list for at least a few more weeks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 221 lbs
Birthplace: Madison, WI
Age: 41
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: S, R